Many of the resources in the book displays are available electronically! Check out the bibliographies for more information.
Get in Touch with Nature
Winter weather in Colorado sends many into the mountains for skiing, snowboarding, and other snowy activities. However, you can also connect with the natural world by reading some of our books that connect nature with spirituality and art. Check out our Nature & Spirituality display before January!
Celebrate Indigenous Heritage with Indigenous Graphic Novels!
Indigenous People's Day is October 15 and celebrates the cultures of indigenous communities worldwide, especially in North America. While Indigenous People's Day was established in 1971, it is unfortunately not yet federally recognized. Learn more about historic and contemporary Native American communities with our new collection of indigenous graphic novels. Also included in this display are prominent novels and poetry by indigenous authors.
- Indigenous Cinema -
Indigenous films, also known as "fourth world cinema," has existed since the early 1970s but began gaining critical acclaim in 2002. Since then, indigenous cinema has grown with the help of affordable technology. Indigenous films are now often represented at independent film festivals, and there are now festivals devoted specifically to indigenous filmmakers, many of whom are founding their own production houses independent of colonial culture.
- Loveleen Tandan -
Loveleen Tandan is internationally recognized as a trailblazer for women in cinema. As a director and casting director, Tandan has contributed to films in her native country of India as well as Western films like Vanity Fair and Die Another Day. She is most well-known for co-directing Slumdog Millionaire.
- Polish Films -
The first Polish film was made in Russian-occupied Poland in 1899. Since then, Polish cinema has been impacted by the Holocaust and Soviet control. Poland's unique history of repeated occupation has greatly impacted Polish culture -- especially film, which is a central Polish art form. These dramatic films reflect on life, morality, and death while taking stylistic inspiration from American filmmaking.